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Police Get New Equipment: Body Cams, AR-15 Rifles; Licence Plate Readers; Emergency Prep Class

In his latest report ( City Manager Dylan Feik reports: 

~ Changes at the Police Department.

  • The police station is receiving a pressure wash, a new sign, and a fresh coat of paint.
  • New emergency communications equipment has been installed.
  • New patrol vehicles have been added and new license plate reading cameras are in use to assist in recovering stolen vehicles.
  • All officers are now equipped with body-worn cameras for capturing information and details during service calls. Videos by these cameras are used for training.
  • The department has switched from using the Ruger Mini-14 rifle to the industry standard service weapon known as the AR-15.

~ Monrovia Fire & Rescue and Monrovia Community Emergency Response Team are offering a free three-day CERT Basic Training starting tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 28. Open to Monrovia residents and employees of Monrovia businesses. Ages 16 and over with a parent. Classes will be held on Feb. and 11. CERT volunteers assist Monrovia Fire & Rescue with preparedness education, fire patrols, and disaster response. Email Suzanne Dobson at to register or for more information.

- Brad Haugaard

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